“There’s no such thing as a bad body surf,” say James Otter of Otter Surfboards. Armed with your own handplane created on a workshop led by James overlooking Watergate Bay on Saturday 4 March 2017, it’s even better.
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Make a weekend of it at Watergate Bay. We still have some availability on Friday 3 March and Saturday 4 March in the hotel.
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Essentially gliding across the wave with a small float on the end of your arm, handplaning is a simple and joyful pleasure. New for 2017, our handplaning workshop led by James of Otter Surfboards aims to share this exciting feeling with you.
With a background in designing and making traditional timber framed structures, James turned his attention to wooden surfboards. His company evolved from his passion to marry wood, wave riding and the search for a board with minimal environmental impact. Making wooden handplanes was a natural extension.
Alongside some other like minded folk on the course, James will talk you through the science and art of making your handplane. He’ll be there each step of the way to offer all the advice and support you’ll need. Worskshops are also suitable for teenagers accompanied by adults.
With all tools and wood provided, at the end of the day you will have taken your blank wooden canvas, drawn a template, cut the outline, shaped the rails and smoothed and oiled your plane ready to hit the waves.
Remember you can learn to handplane with a handplaning lesson by Extreme Academy.
Book your place on the handplane workshop at Watergate Bay on Saturday 4 March.